For many years, Paizo has largely set PDF pricing as a percent of the full print MSRP. While this process worked well early on, the rise of digital goods and expressions has matured, and the exceptions made for certain categories to be priced higher or lower has somewhat scrambled the logic used to build those systems.
Effective October 26 for new releases and November 1 for all other PDFs (including jpegs for some maps and card products), Paizo will be changing prices in the following categories. You’ll probably find exceptions for some products as well, but this guide covers most cases.
Product Category Current New Pathfinder rulebooks $14.99 $19.99 Adventure Paths $17.99 $19.99 Standalone Adventures $15.99–$17.99 $19.99 Bounties $2.99 $4.99 Quests $2.99 $4.99 Lost Omens sourcebooks $24.49+ $29.99 Lost Omens Absalom $38.49 $29.99 Lost Omens Regional $34.99 $29.99 Flip-Mats (all) $8.99–$10.49 $9.99 Map Folios (all) $13.99+ $9.99 Flip-Tiles $13.99–$24.99 $9.99 Flip-Maps $10.49+ $9.99 Pawns $13.99–$17.99 $9.99 Player Companions $7.99–$10.49 $9.99 Cards $15.99 $9.99 Bestiary Battle Cards $41.99 $19.99 Spell Cards $17.49–$38.49 $14.99 Starfinder Battle Cards $41.99 $19.99 Starfinder Spell Cards $20.99–$24.99 $14.99 Starfinder rulebooks $9.99 $19.99
Digital sales are an important component of Paizo’s revenue, and your PDF purchases allow Paizo to continue producing all the great Pathfinder and Starfinder releases. These price changes will also affect the pricing discounts you see through Paizo Connect (My Partner Authorizations in your account settings) for those purchases. Not all Paizo licensees use Paizo Connect to offer discounts, and those that do use it offer various levels of discounts, so adjustments may result depending on the type of service they provide.
Paizo PDF Pricing Changes
Monday, October 17, 2022